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314 Species on the Brink!
This new Audubon Climate Report is nothing short of a very loud call for action. Check out the new findings and this interactive website.

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From swans to hummingbirds, we'll have Montana implications posted this week.


Did you hear Team Amy on In Other Words on
Montana Public Radio on August 20, 2014?

Listen to In Other Birds, Bees and Butterflies
for an hour long conversation about all things Pollinators and more. And let Amy know what you think!

Pollinator Guide

What's better than scoping your favorite bird?

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In Other Birds Radio Show:

This one hour radio show all about Montana birds in fall aired initially on Montana Public Radio in September 2014. Produced by Amy Cilimburg, we feature Kate Stone, Jill Alban, Chris Filardi, Janene Lichtenberg, and Kate Davis.

Listen via the In Other Words Website

Our mission is to promote appreciation, knowledge and conservation of Montana's native birds, other wildlife, and natural ecosystems to safeguard biological diversity for current and future generations. Founded in 1976, Montana Audubon has built effective programs in public policy, education, and bird conservation to serve its members and Montana's nine community-based Audubon Chapters. Learn more


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Fire Montana's Sage-Grouse Executive Order
Sept 9. 2014
. Governor Bullock released his Greater Sage-Grouse plan for conserving this species today. Our own Janet Ellis spoke at the plan release. Our take on conserving grouse in Montana is in our press release and here.



Fire On Birding - Birds and Fire
This month's feature from author David Cronenwett is about FIRE and reactions to it. Read David's many other musings, essays, and bird-of-the-month features -- from ptarmigan to riparian habitats, to cats & birds, to chickadees and hawks - all here.

All new ABCs - Art, Birds, and Climate Project
Working with a University of Montana student and artist, we have created artistic renditions of the effect of global warming on some of Montana's iconic bird species. Check out the alpine, forest and sagebrush scenes. And let us know what you think!

Long-billed Curlew - Mission Valley
Find all our Information about the Curlew and grassland conservation, together with links to brochures and more here.



eNewsletterSign up for our eNewsletter or Magpie Muse
We send this out monthly: events, bird-of-the-month, and conservation actions. Give it a try! Read past issues, sign up, or check out our spring print newsletter, Magpie Muse, HERE.


window bird Windows and Backyard Bird Safety
Check out our new webpage about how you can help birds avoid window collisions. And collisions with our feline friends - it's all here.


Carol Ward Winners! Winners! Winners!
At our June Bird Festival we awarded 5 super deserving awards to Montanans that make a difference for birds, conservation and education. Check out why Jack, Kate, Paulette, Peter and Carol are highly deserving of these awards.



Birds and Mercury
Osprey are one of many species who are affected by mercury in our water systems. Mercury, a legacy of our mining history,now comes from burning coal. Here's the story.


Our latest Important Bird Area movie
Telling Stories, Connecting People, Conserving Birds. Eight minutes of Jim Brown and the Clark-Fork - Grass Valley IBA. Watch it here.


White-tailed Ptarmigan Important Bird Areas Program - IBAs
Learn more about Audubon's 40 Important Bird Areas. We feature cool stories, maps, site descriptions, and opportunities to volunteer.

Lewis's WoodpeckerSpecies focus - Lewis's Woodpecker
Learn more how citizen scientists in western Montana helped find nests for this Species of Concern, found in good numbers within our Bitterroot Valley and Clark Fork River Important Bird Areas. Findings, maps and more here.


grebeBirds of Montana Book Project
Species accounts have been completed, and work is underway on finishing introductory chapters and formatting species accounts! 

Water Film
Missoula's Hidden Life of Water Film
Watch this 11 minute film about how water moves through Missoula, the energy it takes to move and treat it, and why it matters to our local birds and watershed. A collaboration with the Clark Fork Coalition and featuring thekids Coyote Choir.


MBD bookMontana Bird Distribution
The 7th edition of PD Skaar's book is now available. This latest version provides an individual map for all 427 bird species observed in Montana and lots more. It's an amazing resource for those who really want to know where to find our birds. Get yours today!



BMP BrochureOur Birds Call This Home - Brochure
We teamed up with Bitterroot Audubon and Five Valleys Audubon to craft a "Best Management Practices" brochure. Learn about living with birds along our riverine systems and our Important Bird Areas. It's all here.

sun cartoon Get Solar. And energy efficiency is hot.
Renewable energy is not all about wind farms -- check out our Solar Energy page and you just might be inspired to add panels to your rooftop.



Audubon Conservation Education Center

Our Billings Center has many programs this winter that get everyone outdoors to learn, explore, and play. Check these out and support our Center.




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Climate and Birds

Learn about vulnerable birds in a warming world. Link to the State of the Birds report and Montana perspectives HERE.



Rim Rock KevinKevin Rim IBA &- Rim Rock Wind Farm
What a year! We've worked to ameliorate concerns of a wind farm being developed close to a premier nesting raptor Important Bird Area. The company voluntarily moved 25 turbines to protect the birds. Read our press release, MOU with NaturEner, and learn more here.


house river More Audubon Films!
Watch our excellent video about building a home too close to a Montana stream: Falling for the Creek. Also view a short film about Sage Grouse & Conservation or Birds in the Madison Valley.




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Montana Bird Conservation Partnership

Montana Audubon is an active leader in this collaborative group, dedicated to conserving bird populations and habitats in our State. Learn more about the Partnership here.



WetlandsStreams & Wetland Protection

Learn what we are doing to protect streams and wetlands threatened by development.  Three publications:  Science & Stream Setback Size NOW available.  Learn More.


WetlandsAmy Seaman's Carbon Neutral Bird-a-thon!
Support my marathon birding mission HERE.




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